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The Doonan Glasshouse – Finding Beauty in Simplicity

The Doonan Glasshouse – Finding Beauty in Simplicity

The Doonan Glasshouse has become an iconic building on the Sunshine Coast. With a minimalist interior and monochromatic colour palette, the concealed cisterns of Geberit were the obvious choice for the bathrooms.

Designed in the signature style of architect Sarah Waller, who designed and built the house for her family, the Doonan Glasshouse features a stunning five bathrooms, all featuring Geberit concealed cisterns and black Sigma50 buttons; the ideal fixtures for the seamless look and sophisticated style Waller was after.

Award-Winning Bathroom Counts on Geberit

There is a seamless flow of spaces and rooms throughout the house and from the inside to the outdoors. The master bathroom, which features the same reduced colour palette as the living areas, won the HIA Queensland Bathroom of the Year Award in 2016. It extends to the outside where a freestanding bath surrounded by greenery creates a spa-like atmosphere. Throughout all of the five bathrooms in the home, Sarah specified Geberit concealed cisterns and black buttons.

“I wanted black accessories that go with my monochromatic colour palette, which was not that popular four years ago when I planned the house. But I knew Geberit from the UK and chose the Sigma50 buttons,” Sarah says. She particularly likes that Geberit’s extensive range offers architects design freedom and choices. “I selected the brushed finish for my buttons, as it is easy to clean and there are no fingerprints visible after using it.”

From an architectural point of view, she prefers the back-to-wall, concealed cisterns, Geberit Sigma50, as they contribute to her paired-back mid-century modern style and make any bathroom look more spacious.

As the homeowner, she loves the fact that there are no ledges or shelves necessary that would distract from the clean lines that dominate the house.

A Specialist with Outstanding Service

Asked about the benefits of specifying Geberit, Sarah names quality and longevity of the products. “As architect and builder, any problems can come back to me years after the build is finished. To avoid this, I specify Geberit, as they are an established market player. They know what they are doing and deliver outstanding after-sales service,” Sarah sums up the reasons why she prefers the Swiss supplier.

Designer/Builder/Architect: Sarah Waller architecture
Photography: Paul Smith and Nadja Farghaly